The thermostat in a vehicle is what controls the passage of coolant from the radiator to the engine. The thermostat lies at the end of the top radiator hose where it connects to the intake manifold. Every thermostat is programed to open up the hose at a certain degree. Our stock thermostats are 195 degrees.
The cooler the engine runs, the better performance you will get out of it. Its also a good idea to put a low thermostat in if you do off-roading, towing, or if you engine just runs hot. This will help keep the engine in good condition.
I chose to get a 180 degree themostat from jetperformance.com.
Installation was easy. You will have to unbolt the throttle linkage harness to do this modification and take off the air filter assembly. Unbolt the two bolts from the manifold and then coolant will leak out. I put a pan underneath to catch the fluid. It wasn't much. Then drop then new one in and you are good to go. I also unplugged the battery cables so the compter would reset itself with the new thermostat when i got done.
the stock one will be stuck to the pipe by a rubber seal around the edge. Just pull it off.
new one looks just like the old one
drops right in!